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Quantum3D names Alan Commike Chief Technology Officer

February 12, 2009 – Quantum3D announced that Alan Commike has been promoted to the position of CTO. He brings nearly two decades of technology leadership to the position.

Mr. Commike joined the company in 2006, initially as principal high performance compute (HPC) architect and subsequently as software platform manager. He has played a critical role in the company’s technology and product development, being responsible for Linux and Windows platform software, firmware, drivers, and application software. Among other products, he has been instrumental in the design of a deployable Intel-based, liquid-cooled GPGPU compute system and various breakthrough XMC graphics and video capture cards.

Prior to joining Quantum3D, Mr. Commike worked with Gauda, Inc., a startup focused on the design and implementation of novel clustered GPGPU algorithms. Previous to that, he spent more than a decade at SGI Inc., culminating his career there as a principal engineer, where he was responsible for high performance visualization, including OpenGL engineering, 3D graphics performance tuning, GPGPU coding, and HPC. He has also served as a consultant to and as Director of Engineering for QED Labs, where he was the architect for the foundations of their computational biology products.

Quantum3D’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael D’Addio, praised the experience and leadership that Mr. Commike has brought to his organization: “Alan’s contributions to Quantum3D over the past two years have been profound. He has led the development of some of our most important embedded computing platforms, and both his software and hardware knowledge are pertinent to our company’s entire product line. Alan will play a critical role in setting the course for future technology and products at Quantum3D.”

Alan holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from the University at Buffalo and holds a patent related to his work in high performance visualization.

About Quantum3D
Quantum3D, Inc. is the leading developer and manufacturer of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, real-time visual computing solutions. Quantum3D combines the most advanced hardware and software systems for graphics simulation in a variety of markets and implementations—image generation; tactical computing for avionics, vehicle, and man-wearable applications; synthetic environments; graphics subsystems; and other COTS solutions. Quantum3D is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California.